Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Hump-shouldered adjective Having high, hunched shoulders. Hawthorne.
Humpless adjective Without a hump. Darwin.
Humpy adjective Full of humps or bunches; covered with protuberances; humped.
Humstrum noun An instrument out of tune or rudely constructed; music badly played.
Humulin noun [ New Latin Humulus , the genus including the hop.] An extract of hops.
Humus noun [ Latin , the earth, ground, soil.] That portion of the soil formed by the decomposition of animal or vegetable matter. It is a valuable constituent of soils. Graham.
Hun noun [ Latin Hunni , also Chunni , and Chuni ; confer Anglo-Saxon H...nas , H...ne , Old High German H...ni , German Hunnen .] One of a warlike nomadic people of Northern Asia who, in the 5th century, under Atilla, invaded and conquered a great part of Europe.
Hunch noun [ Perh. akin to huckle ; confer hump , hunch , bunch , hunk .]
1. A hump; a protuberance. 2. A lump; a thick piece; as, a hunch of bread. 3. A push or thrust, as with the elbow.
Hunch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hunched
; present participle & verbal noun Hunching
.] 1. To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly. 2. To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back. Dryden.
Hunch noun A strong, intuitive impression that something will happen; -- said to be from the gambler's superstition that it brings luck to touch the hump of a hunchback. [ Colloq. or Slang]
[ Confer Humpback
.] A back with a hunch or hump; also, a hunchbacked person.
Hunchbacked adjective Having a humped back.
[ Middle English hundred
, Anglo-Saxon hundred
a territorial division; hund
hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga-raþjan
to count, Latin ratio
reckoning, account; akin to Old Saxon hunderod
, Dutch hondred
, German hundert
, Old High German also hunt
, Icelandic hundrað
, Danish hundrede
, Swedish hundra
, Goth. hund
, Lithuanian szimtas
, Russian sto
, W. cant
, Ir. cead
, Latin centum
, Greek "ekato`s
, Sanskrit çata
. √309. Confer Cent
, and Reason
.] 1. The product of ten multiplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.
With many hundreds treading on his heels. Shak.
» The word hundred
, as well as thousand
, etc., often takes a plural form. We may say hundreds
, or many hundreds
, meaning individual objects or units, but with an ordinal numeral adjective in constructions like five hundreds
, or eight hundreds
, it is usually intended to consider each hundred as a separate aggregate; as, ten hundreds
are one thousand. 2. A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen. Hundred court
, a court held for all the inhabitants of a hundred.
[ Eng.] Blackstone.
Hundred adjective Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars.
1. An inhabitant or freeholder of a hundred. 2. (Law) A person competent to serve on a jury, in an action for land in the hundred to which he belongs. 3. One who has the jurisdiction of a hundred; and sometimes, a bailiff of a hundred. Blount. Cowell.
Hundredfold noun A hundred times as much or as many.
He shall receive as hundredfold now in this time. Mark x. 30.
1. Coming last of a hundred successive individuals or units. 2. Forming one of a hundred equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a tenth.
Hundredth noun One of a hundred equal parts into which one whole is, or may be, divided; the quotient of a unit divided by a hundred.
Hundredweight noun A denomination of weight, containing 100, 112, or 120 pounds avoirdupois, according to differing laws or customs. By the legal standard of England it is 112 pounds. In most of the United States, both in practice and by law, it is 100 pounds avoirdupois, the corresponding ton of 2,000 pounds, sometimes called the short ton, being the legal ton.
Hung imperfect & past participle of Hang . Hung beef
, the fleshy part of beef slightly salted and hung up to dry; dried beef.
Hungarian adjective Of or pertaining to Hungary or to the people of Hungary.
-- noun A native or one of the people of Hungary. Hungarian grass
. See Italian millet , under Millet .
Hungary noun A country in Central Europe, now a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Hungary water , a distilled "water," made from dilute alcohol aromatized with rosemary flowers, etc.
[ Anglo-Saxon hungor
; akin to OFries. hunger
, Dutch honger
, Old Saxon & Old High German hungar
, German hunger
, Icelandic hungr
, Swedish & Danish hunger
, Goth. h...hrus
to hunger.] 1. An uneasy sensation occasioned normally by the want of food; a craving or desire for food.
» The sensation of hunger is usually referred to the stomach, but is probably dependent on excitation of the sensory nerves, both of the stomach and intestines, and perhaps also on indirect impressions from other organs, more or less exhausted from lack of nutriment. 2. Any strong eager desire.
O sacred hunger of ambitious minds! Spenser.
For hunger of my gold I die. Dryden.
Hunger intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hungered
; present participle & verbal noun Hungering
.] [ Middle English hungren
, Anglo-Saxon hyngrian
. See Hunger
] 1. To feel the craving or uneasiness occasioned by want of food; to be oppressed by hunger. 2. To have an eager desire; to long.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteouness. Matt. v. 6.
Hunger transitive verb To make hungry; to famish.
Hunger-bit, Hunger-bitten adjective Pinched or weakened by hunger. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Hunger-starve transitive verb To starve with hunger; to famish. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hungered adjective Hungry; pinched for food. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Hungerer noun One who hungers; one who longs. Lamb.
Hungerly adjective Wanting food; starved. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hungerly adverb With keen appetite. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hungred adjective Hungered; hungry. [ Archaic]
[ From Hunger
.] In a hungry manner; voraciously. Dryden.
[ Compar. Hungrier
; superl. Hungriest
.] [ Anglo-Saxon hungrid
. See Hunger
.] 1. Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager desire. 2. Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious.
The cruel, hungry foam. C. Kingsley.
Cassius has a lean and hungry look. Shak. 3. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry soil.
[ Confer Hunch
.] A large lump or piece; a hunch; as, a hunk of bread.
Hunker noun Originally, a nickname for a member of the conservative section of the Democratic party in New York; hence, one opposed to progress in general; a fogy. [ Political Cant, U.S.]
Hunkerism noun Excessive conservatism; hostility to progress. [ Political Cant, U.S.]
Hunkers noun plural
[ See Hunker
.] In the phrase on one's hunkers , in a squatting or crouching position.
[ Scot. & Local, U. S.]
Sit on your hunkers -- and pray for the bridge. Kipling.
[ Etymol. uncertain.] A covetous, sordid man; a miser; a niggard.
Pray make your bargain with all the prudence and selfishness of an old hunks . Gray.
[ Perh. from Hunk
.] All right; in a good condition; also, even; square.
[ Slang, U. S.]
He . . . began to shoot; began to get " hunky " with all those people who had been plugging at him. Stephen Crane.
Hunt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hunted
; present participle & verbal noun Hunting
.] [ Anglo-Saxon huntian
to hunt; confer hentan
to follow, pursue, Goth. hin...an
(in comp.) to seize. √36. Confer Hent
.] 1. To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
Like a dog, he hunts in dreams. Tennyson. 2. To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up ; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
Evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. Ps. cxl. 11. 3. To drive; to chase; -- with down , from , away , etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish. 4. To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
He hunts a pack of dogs. Addison. 5. To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
Hunt intransitive verb 1. To follow the chase; to go out in pursuit of game; to course with hounds.
Esau went to the field to hunt for venison. Gen. xxvii. 5. 2. To seek; to pursue; to search; -- with for or after .
He after honor hunts , I after love. Shak. To hunt counter
, to trace the scent backward in hunting, as a hound to go back on one's steps.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Hunt noun 1. The act or practice of chasing wild animals; chase; pursuit; search.
The hunt is up; the morn is bright and gray. Shak. 2. The game secured in the hunt.
[ Obsolete] Shak. 3. A pack of hounds.
[ Obsolete] 4. An association of huntsmen. 5. A district of country hunted over.
Every landowner within the hunt . London Field.
Hunt transitive verb (Change Ringing) To move or shift the order of (a bell) in a regular course of changes.
Hunt-counter noun A worthless dog that runs back on the scent; a blunderer. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Hunte noun [ Anglo-Saxon hunta .] A hunter. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Hunter noun 1. One who hunts wild animals either for sport or for food; a huntsman. 2. A dog that scents game, or is trained to the chase; a hunting dog. Shak. 3. A horse used in the chase; especially, a thoroughbred, bred and trained for hunting. 4. One who hunts or seeks after anything, as if for game; as, a fortune hunter a place hunter .
No keener hunter after glory breathes. Tennyson. 5. (Zoology) A kind of spider. See Hunting spider , under Hunting . 6. A hunting watch, or one of which the crystal is protected by a metallic cover. Hunter's room
, the lunation after the harvest moon.
-- Hunter's screw (Mech.)
, a differential screw, so named from the inventor. See under Differential .
Hunterian adjective Discovered or described by John Hunter , an English surgeon; as, the Hunterian chancre. See Chancre .